This scholarship was established by the Westpac Scholars Trust as part of Westpac's 200th anniversary celebrations, which was officially commemorated in 2017.
The scholarship is awarded to postgraduate students who are undertaking a Master by coursework or research or a PhD at one of nine participating world-class universities - which include ANU. In addition to demonstrating academic excellence in their own field of study, Westpac Future Leader Scholars will have the desire and potential to become leaders, inspire others and build collaborative networks across disciplines, and have a vision to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Australia.
Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia's future in one of the Trust's four focus areas:
There are two scholarships available to prospective ANU students.
The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship provides the following benefits:
Up to $120,000 paid over 2-3 years
2 on offer
Payments made for 3 years
Student typesDomestic, Current, Prospective
Student levelsPostgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Graduate Certificate, Master Degree
Number of scholarships awarded2 on offer
Selection basesAcademic merit
To be eligible for a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, you must:
Selection will be based on a candidate's academic achievements, world-class program of study, and focus on one or more of the Trust's priority areas. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
Applications for the 2024 Westpac Future Leaders Program open on Wednesday 5 July 2023 and will close on Wednesday 6 September 2023, at 5:00pm AEST.
All applications must be submitted through Westpac Scholars Trust's online application system. Supporting documentation required as part of the online application:
Applicants may be required to present proof of citizenship or permanent residency at any time during the selection process. Applications received without the above-mentioned documentation will not be considered by the Trust. Templates for the supporting documents are available on the Westpac Scholars Trust Website.
If you would like more information about preparing your application, please contact Philanthropic.Scholarships@anu.edu.au to speak with a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Awardee.
Please note: Intending applicants should also lodge an application for admission to a HDR program at ANU including identification of a potential supervisor to be considered for award of this Scholarship.
|5 July 2023||Applications open|
|8 August 2023||Online Info Session (4:00pm AEST)|
|6 Sept 2023||Application close (5:00pm AEST)|
|December 2023||National Assessment Centre in Sydney|
13 December 2023
Notification of outcome
Click here to view the recording for the Westpac Future Leaders Information Session, held on 19th July 2022.
The next Westpac Future Leaders Information Session will be on Tuesday 8 August 2023, at 4:00pm AEST. Click here to register to the Online Information Session.
For more information about this scholarship, please email Philanthropic.Scholarships@anu.edu.au or click on the "visit our website" link below.Website link